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A Series of Plates, engraved after the Paintings and Sculptures of the Most Eminent Masters of The Early Florentine School; intended to Illustrate the History of the Restoration of the Arts of Design in Italy; and dedicated to John Flaxman, Esq. R.A. Professor of Sculpture to the Royal Academy, (in token of High Respect for his Genius,).
by William Young Ottley, F.A.S.
Author of "An Inquiry into the Origin and Early History of Engraving," "The Italian School of Design," &c.

London: Published by the editor...1826

Original etchings and engravings, over 180 years old, from the rare "proof impressions" edition.

Sheet size: approximately 14 1/2 x 22 inches (approx. 37 x 56 cm).
Image size varies; noted below thumbnail. Note that some plates were printed with black ink, some with a sepia-colored ink, and some printed with black ink with a seemingly hand-applied tinted 'wash' with a brownish or reddish appearance.

Please click on a thumbnail for a view of the entire plate.

PLATE XXVI: JOACHIM DRIVEN FROM TEMPLE BY GADDI

PLATE XXVI

Image size to plate mark: approx. 15 X 13.5 inches
Image size: approx. 14 x 13.25 inches

INSCRIBED:
TADDIO GADDI, Nat. 1300, Ob. 135_.
JOACHIM driven from the TEMPLE by the HIGH PRIEST.—Fresco, in the Sacristry of the Church of S. Croce at Florence

PROOF

David Humbert drawn from original 1798
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

NOTE THE CIRCULAR "FLAW" ON THE ROBE OF THE KNEELING MAN ON THE RIGHT. THIS APPEARS TO BE ORIGINAL TO THE IMPRESSION, AS THERE IS INK AROUND THE OUTSIDE. NOT TERRIBLY DISTRACTING.

$150
PLATE XXVII: BIRTH OF THE VIRGIN (GADDI)

PLATE XXVII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12 X 8.25 inches
Image size: approx. 11.75 x 7.75 inches

INSCRIBED:
TADDIO GADDI, Nat. 1300, Ob. 135_.
Painting in fresco, representing THE BIRTH OF THE VIRGIN, in the Sacristry of the Church of S. Croce at Florence

PROOF

Tommaso Piroli drawn from original 1798
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$125
PLATE XXVIII: [FOUR SEATED FIGURES] GADDI

PLATE XXVIII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 15 X 7.125 inches
Image size: approx. 14.5 x 5.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
TADDIO GADDI.
Part of a Painting in fresco in the Chapel of the Guidalotti family, in the Convent of S. Maria Novella at Florence.

[FOUR SEATED FIGURES]

PROOF

David Humberti drawn from original 1798
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$125
PLATE XXIX: RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS (GADDI)

PLATE XXIX

Image size to plate mark: approx. 13.25 X 9.25 inches
Image size: approx. 12.5 x 9 inches

INSCRIBED:
GIOVANNI GADDI, Nat. 13__, Ob. 13__.
THE RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS.—Painting in fresco, in the lower Church of S. Francesco at Assisi.

PROOF

W.Y. Ottley drawn from original 1798
Etched by W.Y. Ottley

$125
PLATE XXX: EMPORER HERACLIUS BEARING THE TRUE CROSS (A. GADDI)

PLATE XXX

Image size to plate mark: approx. 15 X 11 inches
Image size: approx. 14.5 x 9.75 inches

INSCRIBED:
ANGIOLO GADDI, Nat. 13__, Ob. 1387.
THE EMPEROR HERACLIUS BEARING IN PROCESSION THE TRUE CROSS.—Part of a painting in fresco, in the Church of S. Croce at Florence.

PROOF

W.Y. Ottley drawn from original 1798
Etched by W.Y. Ottley

$125
PLATE XXXI: CHRIST PASSING SENTENCE ON THE WICKED (ORCAGNA)

PLATE XXXI

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.675 X 17.25 inches
Image size: approx. 12.25 x 16.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
ANDREA ORCAGNA, Nat. 1329, Ob. 1389
CHRIST PASSING SENTENCE ON THE WICKED! —Part of his fresco of 'THE LAST JUDGMENT' in the CAMPO SANTO at Pisa

PROOF

David Humbert drawn from original 1798
Etched by W.Y. Ottley

$150
PLATE XXXII: A CHOIR OF ANGELS (UGOLINO DI PRETE ILARIO)

PLATE XXXII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 16 X 14 inches
Image size: approx. 14.75 x 12.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
UGOLINO DI PRETE ILARIO, ORVIETANO,
Florished [sic] 1356–1370.
A CHOIR OF ANGELS, INTENDED TO DENOTE THE HOLY TRINITY.—Painting in fresco—the figures Colossal— in the DUOMO at Orvieto

PROOF

W.Y. Ottley drawn from original 1798
Etched by W.Y. Ottley

$100
PLATE XXXIII: SACRIFICE OF NOAH (UCCELLO)

PLATE XXXIII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 13.5 X 11 inches
Image size: approx. 12.25 x 9 inches

INSCRIBED:
PAOLO UCCELLO, Nat. 1389, Ob. 1472.
THE SACRIFICE OF NOAH.—Painting in fresco in a Cortile of the Convent of S. Maria Novella at Florence.

PROOF

Tomasso Piroli drawn from original 1798
Etched by J.S., directed by W.Y. Ottley

$125
PLATE XXXIV: THE CREATION AND FALL OF MAN (GHIBERTI)

PLATE XXXIV

Image size to plate mark: approx. 14.25 X 14.5 inches
Image size: approx. 13.5 x 13.25 inches

INSCRIBED:
LORENZO GHIBERTI, Nat. 137_ Ob. 1455.
THE CREATION AND FALL OF MAN.—Basso-relievo in Bronze, upon one of the Gates of the Baptistery at Florence.

PROOF

N.N. drawn from original 1798
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

NOTE NARROW MARGINS, AS ISSUED, DUE TO LARGE SIZE OF ENGRAVED IMAGE AREA

$175
PLATE XXXV: STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU (GHIBERTI)

PLATE XXXV

Image size to plate mark: approx. 14 X 13.5 inches
Image size: approx. 13.75 x 13 inches

INSCRIBED:
LORENZO GHIBERTI
THE STORY OF JACOB AND ESAU.—Basso-relievo in Bronze, upon one of the Gates of the Baptistery at Florence.

PROOF

N.N. drawn from original 1798
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$125
PLATE XXXVI: STORY OF JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHERN (GHIBERTI)

PLATE XXXVI

Image size to plate mark: approx. 14 X 14.25 inches
Image size: approx. 14.25 x 13.25 inches

INSCRIBED:
LORENZO GHIBERTI
THE STORY OF JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHERN.—Basso-relievo in Bronze, upon one of the Gates of the Baptistery at Florence.

PROOF

N.N. drawn from original 1798
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

NOTE THE LACK OF MARGIN AT THE BOTTOM, AS ISSUED DUE THE LARGE SIZE OF THE ENGRAVED IMAGE.

$125
PLATE XXXVII: THE QUEEN OF SHEBA VISITING SOLOMON (GHIBERTI)

PLATE XXXVII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 13.75 X 14 inches
Image size: approx. 13.25 x 13.25 inches

INSCRIBED:
LORENZO GHIBERTI
THE QUEEN OF SHEBA VISITING SOLOMON.—Basso-relievo in Bronze, upon one of the Gates of the Baptistery at Florence.

PROOF

N.N. drawn from original 1798
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

NOTE THE NARROW TOP MARGIN, AS ISSUED, DUE THE LARGE SIZE OF THE ENGRAVED IMAGE.

$125
PLATE XXXVIII: ST. GEORGE (DONATELLO)

PLATE XXXVIII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 8 X 12.75 inches
Image size: approx. 4 x 10 inches

INSCRIBED:
DONATELLO, Nat. 1383. Ob. 1466
THE CELEBRATED STATUE OF ST. GEORGE.—at the Oratory called 'OR SAN MICHELE' at Florence

PROOF

David Humbert drawn from original 1798
Etched by J.S. under the direction of W.Y. Ottley

$85
PLATE XXXIX: THE DEAD BODY OF CHRIST...(DONATELLO)

PLATE XXXIX

Image size to plate mark: approx. 18 X 13.5 inches
Image size: approx. 15.5 x 10.75 inches

INSCRIBED:
DONATELLO
THE DEAD BODY OF CHRIST SURROUNDED BY HIS DISCIPLES AND OTHER SPECTATORS AFTER HIS CRUCIFIXION.—Basso-relievo in Bronze, upon one of the Pulpits in the Church of S. Lorenzo at Florence.

PROOF

David Humbert, drawn from the original in 1798
Etched by J.S. under the direction of W.Y. Ottley

$150
PLATE XL: ST. STEPHEN PREACHING (FRA. GIOVANNI ANGELICO DA FIESOLE)

PLATE XL

Image size to plate mark: approx. 11.5 X 13.75 inches
Image size: approx. 10.75 x 13 inches

INSCRIBED:
FRA. GIOVANNI ANGELICO DA FIESOLE,
Nat. 1387, Ob. 1455
ST. STEPHEN PREACHING.—Painting in fresco, in a private Chapel of the Vatican.

PROOF

Tommasi Piroli, drawn from the original in 1799
Etched by Tommasi Piroli

PLATE XLI: ST. LAWRENCE DISTRIBUTING ALMS TO THE POOR (FRA. GIOVANNI ANGELICO DA FIESOLE)

PLATE XLI

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12 X 13.75 inches
Image size: approx. 11.25 x 12.75 inches

INSCRIBED:
FRA. GIOVANNI ANGELICO DA FIESOLE
ST. LAWRENCE DISTRIBUTING ALMS TO THE POOR.—Painting in fresco, in a private Chapel of the Vatican.

PROOF

Tommasi Piroli, drawn from the original in 1799
Etched by Tommasi Piroli

PLATE ILII [SIC, SHOULD BE XLII]: ST CATHERINE DISPUTING...(MASACCIO)

PLATE ILII [SIC, SHOULD BE XLII]

Image size to plate mark: approx. 6.75 X 12.25 inches
Image size: approx. 11.25 x 13.75 inches

INSCRIBED:
MASACCIO DI S. GIOVANNI. Nat. 1401, Ob. 1443
ST. CATHARINE DISPUTING WITH THE DOCTORS.—Painting in fresco, in the Church of S. Clemente at Rome.

PROOF

W.Y. Ottley, drawn from the original in 1799
Etched by J.S. under the direction of W.Y. Ottley

$100
PLATE XLIII: ST. PAUL VISITING ST. PETER IN PRISON (MASACCIO)

PLATE XLIII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 12.75 X 15.5 inches
Image size: approx. 5.25 x 10.125 inches


MASACCIO.
ST. PAUL VISITING ST. PETER IN PRISON.—Painting in fresco, in a Church of the Carmine at Florence.

PROOF

Tommasi Piroli, drawn from the original in 1798
Etched by J.S. under the direction of W.Y. Ottley

$100
PLATE XLIV: ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ACCUSED BEFORE THE EMPEROR AT ROME (MASACCIO)

PLATE XLIV

Image size to plate mark: approx. 15 X 12.5 inches
Image size: approx. 13.5 x 10.75 inches

INSCRIBED:
MASACCIO.
ST. PETER and ST. PAUL accused before the EMPORER at Rome.—Painting in fresco, in a Church of the Carmine at Florence.

PROOF

William Young Ottley, drawn from the original in 1798
Etched by J.S. under the direction of W.Y. Ottley

$150
PLATE XLV: CHRIST STANDING IN THE CLOUDS, SURROUNDED BY A GLORY OF ANGELS (MELOZZO DA FORLI)

PLATE XLV

Image size to plate mark: approx. 13.75 X 16 inches
Image size: approx. 12.25 x 14 inches

INSCRIBED:
MELAZZO DA FORLI. Florished [sic] 1460–1471.
CHRIST STANDING IN THE CLOUDS, SURROUNDED BY A GLORY OF ANGELS.—Part of a Painting in fresco—formerly in the Vault of the Church of S.S. Apostle at Rome; and now preserved in the Palace at MONTE–CAVALLO.

PROOF

David Humbert, drawn from the original in 1799
Etched by J.S. under the direction of W.Y. Ottley

$200
PLATE XLVII: [A GROUP OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN] (GOZZOLI)

PLATE XLVII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 9 X 11 inches
Image size: approx. 6.25 x 8.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
BENOZZO GOZZOLI, Nat. 1400, Ob. 1478.
[GROUP OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN]
Part of a painting in fresco in the 'Campo Santo' at Pisa

PROOF

David Humbert, drawn from the original in 1798
Etched by J.S. under the direction of W.Y. Ottley

$50
PLATE XLIX: THE MARRIAGE FESTIVAL OF JACOB AND RACHAEL (GOZZOLI)

PLATE XLIX

Image size to plate mark: approx. 13.5 X 9.5 inches

INSCRIBED:
BENOZZO GOZZOLI
THE MARRIAGE FESTIVAL OF JACOB AND RACHAEL
Part of a painting in fresco in the 'Campo Santo' at Pisa

PROOF

W.Y. Ottley, drawn from the original in 1798
Etched by Tommaso Piroli

$125
PLATE LI: TWO MUSES (LIPPI)

PLATE LI

Image size to plate mark: approx. 8.75 X 12 inches

INSCRIBED:
FILIPPINO LIPPI, Nat. 1460, Ob. 1505.
TWO MUSES.—Painting in fresco in the Church of S. Maria Novella at Florence.

PROOF

Tommaso Piroli, drawn from the original in 1798
Etched by J.S. under the direction of W.Y. Ottley

$125
PLATE LII: THE WICKED DESTROYED...(LUCA SIGNORELLI DA CORTONA)

PLATE LII

Image size to plate mark: approx. 13 X 19 inches
Image size: approx. 11.5 x 17 inches

INSCRIBED:
LUCA SIGNORELLI DA CORTONA,
Nat. cir. 1440, Ob. 1521.
THE WICKED DESTROYED, AT THE END OF THE WORLD, BY FIRE FROM HEAVEN.—Part of the celebrated Chapel, painted by him in fresco, 1499–1502, in the Duomo at Orvieto.

PROOF

William Young Ottley, drawn from the original in 1793
Etched by J.Sartain. under the direction of W.Y. Ottley

$175
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